Sierra Printers, Inc. have installed a UniFold Automatic Folder/Gluer manufactured by Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc. Located in Bakersfield, CA, the print shop will primarily use their folder/gluer for converting pocket folders and small packaging items. Learn more about the Kluge UniFold at www.kluge.biz/unifold.htm Current, Inc. of Colorado Springs, CO, recently installed a Kluge EHF Series Press. They will use their new 14 x 22 press for foil stamping and embossing a range of applications including business cards, presentation folders and B2B products. Learn more about the Kluge EHF Series Press at www.kluge.biz/ehf.htm. Atlantic Packaging of Tabor City, NC, have installed a Kluge TXR-1100 Series
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WESTAMPTON, NJ— July 6, 2007 —The Pope’s printer designates MBO K 800 Perfection combination folder, with Navigator controlled fail-safe operation. Special challenge: high print runs and different types of paper. The Vatican printing house has ordered a folding machine from MBO for the first time. The K 800 Perfection combination folder comes with Navigator control including the innovative Vacuknife. This high-tech folder from the leading folding technology specialist will be installed in an environment that is both sophisticated and historically significant. The roots of the so-called “Tipografia Vaticana“ go back as far as the year 1587. Its collection and selection of fonts
HAUPPAUGE, NY— June 15, 2007—As visitors to Muller Martini’s Graph Expo booth #3863 will see, today’s advanced and highly automated press delivery technology can make workflow more efficient in a number of ways. The result can be reduced operational costs, and ultimately, increased profits. During the Graph Expo show, Muller Martini will be presenting live demonstrations of a press delivery configuration consisting of a Topveyor overhead conveyor, along with the company’s new Preciso rotary trimmer, and a Vivo horizontal log bundler. “The ability to process printed products between press and finishing in the fastest, most reliable and least labor-intensive way can significantly increase profitability for
HAUPPAUGE, NY—06/15/07—As visitors to Muller Martini’s Graph Expo booth #3863 will see, today’s advanced and highly automated press delivery technology can make workflow more efficient in a number of ways. The result can be reduced operational costs, and ultimately, increased profits. During the Graph Expo show, Muller Martini will be presenting live demonstrations of a press delivery configuration consisting of a Topveyor overhead conveyor, along with the company’s new Preciso rotary trimmer, and a Vivo horizontal log bundler. “The ability to process printed products between press and finishing in the fastest, most reliable and least labor-intensive way can significantly increase profitability for printers and binderies,
New Diecutter a Plus for Northern Ohio CLEVELAND—After spending upward of $10,000 a month to outsource its diecutting work, Northern Ohio Printing decided to pull those jobs back in-house with the acquisition of a KAMA TS 74-60HF diecutter with foil stamping and embossing features. Gary Chmielewski, president and owner of Northern Ohio Printing, notes the new gear has begun to create a profitable niche market for itself. Thus far, the company has logged more than 40 diecutting, foil stamping and embossing jobs on the KAMA. Northern Ohio specializes in short- to medium-run commercial printing, with runs between 100 and 5,000 pieces for foil stamping and
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Western States Nabs New Cutter BUTLER, WI—Western States Envelope & Label installed a new Polar 155 XT in its cutting department here, replacing an older model. Since installing the paper cutter a few months ago, the company has experienced less downtime and faster turnaround. These results are important to the success of this 24 hour-a-day plant, which produces more than seven million envelopes each day. Because of these results, Western States’ Ohio division decided to increase its capacity by purchasing a new Polar 155 XT, as well. The company, founded in 1908, has divisions in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ohio and Minnesota, with more than 700 employees
HAVING A print engine isn’t an absolute prerequisite for offering digital printing services, but it definitely helps. Shops that install a press do, however, find that having some level of in-house digital finishing capabilities—in-, near- or off-line—is required to be competitive in meeting the short run, quick-turnaround demands of this market. As a result, digital printing operations are faced with figuring out where to draw the line between the efficiency of in-line finishing options versus the flexibility of off-line systems. Trends in digital finishing was one part of a comprehensive market study—titled “Digital Printing Outlook in a Production Environment”—released by PRIMIR late last year.
HAUPPAUGE, NY—11/03/06—When it opens in May, 2007, the now-under-construction Valpak® coupon manufacturing center in St. Petersburg, Florida will be the closest thing to a “lights out” print production operation to be found anywhere in the world. Combining the very latest automated prepress, printing, finishing and distribution technologies from leading suppliers throughout the marketplace, the $200-million plant will be state-of-the-art in every way imaginable...enabling Cox Target Media (producers of the familiar blue Valpak envelopes) to more than double production capacity and simultaneously cut cycle times in half while also lowering labor costs as much as 40%. Muller Martini, the industry leader in print finishing, is
HAUPPAUGE, NY—MBO America, Colter & Peterson and Muller Martini are inviting Graph Expo attendees to see the latest technologies from all three companies, all in one location at the show.Visitors to booth #1229 can view a comprehensive 15,000 square-foot representation of finishing technologies that can all perform together to enhance workflow speed, efficiency and overall capabilities for graphic arts businesses large and small. Common walkways within the booth will make it convenient for Graph Expo attendees to move from one area to the next. “Our flagship Perfection folders, fully automated with MBO’s Rapidset computerized make-ready system, will command our offering at Graph Expo,”